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troublemag | October 19, 2018

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Listing State SA

Art Gallery of South Australia

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Diane Arbus: American Portraits and Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers

Diane Arbus: American Portraits
Art Gallery of South Australia
14 July – 30 September 2018
Free entry

The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923-71) are among the most widely recognised in the history of photography. Her images stand as powerful symbols of post-war America and once seen, are rarely forgotten.

The exhibition shows Arbus’ work alongside photographs by her artistic predecessors, contemporaries, and those who are heirs to aspects of her world view- including Walker Evans, Lisette Model, Weegee, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Mary Ellen Mark and Katy Grannan. Like Arbus, these American photographers sought to redefine the tradition of portraiture, and have created memorable images that are both challenging and moving.

A National Gallery of Australia Exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers
Art Gallery of South Australia
14 July- 30 September
Free entry

Titled Body Remembers, Tracey Moffatt’s series of ten sepia-toned photographs was met with critical and popular acclaim at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

The series’ protagonist is a maid, the artist herself, who is stranded on a colonial property. Moffatt describes the series as ‘a play with time, backwards and forwards of the past and present’. This display marks the first Australian presentation of the series.